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Neurochemistry is a flourishing academic field that contributes to our understanding of molecular, cellular and medical neurobiology. As a scientific discipline, neurochemistry studies the role of chemicals that build the nervous system, it explores the function of neurons and glial cells in health and disease, it discovers aspects of cell metabolism and neurotransmission, and it reveals how degenerative processes are at work in the nervous system. Accordingly, this book contains chapters from a variety of topics that fall into the following broad sections: I. Neural Membranes and Intracellular Signaling, II. Neural Processing and Intercellular Signaling, III. Growth, Development and Differentiation, and IV. Neurodegenerative Diseases. The book presents comprehensive reviews in these different areas written by experts in their respective fields. Neurodegeneration and neuronal diseases are featured prominently and are a recurring theme throughout most chapters. This book will be a most valuable resource for neurochemists and other scientists alike. In addition, it will contribute to the training of current and future neurochemists and, hopefully, will lead us on the path to curing some of the biggest challenges in human health.

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NeurochemistryEdited by Thomas Heinbockel

Published: April 23rd 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57074

ISBN: 978-953-51-1237-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5390-0

Copyright year: 2014

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34733 Total Chapter Downloads

43 Crossref Citations

52 Web of Science Citations

69 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Blood Brain Barrier — Regulation of Fatty Acid and Drug Transport

By Siddhartha Dalvi, Ngoc On, Hieu Nguyen, Michael Pogorzelec, Donald W. Miller and Grant M. Hatch


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2. TRP Channels in Neuronal and Glial Signal Transduction

By Christian Harteneck and Kristina Leuner


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3. Cytosolic Calcium Homeostasis in Neurons — Control Systems, Modulation by Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species, and Space and Time Fluctuations

By Carlos Gutierrez-Merino, Dorinda Marques-da-Silva, Sofia Fortalezas and Alejandro K. Samhan-Arias


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4. Peptide and Protein Neurotoxin Toolbox in Research on Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

By Victor Tsetlin and Igor Kasheverov


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5. Synaptic Soluble and Membrane-Bound Choline Acetyltransferase as a Marker of Cholinergic Function In Vitro and In Vivo

By E.I. Zakharova and A.M. Dudchenko


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6. Neurochemical Communication: The Case of Endocannabinoids

By Thomas Heinbockel


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7. High Temporal Resolution Brain Microdialysis as a Tool to Investigate the Dynamics of Interactions Between Olfactory Cortex and Amygdala in Odor Fear Conditioning

By Chloé Hegoburu, Luc Denoroy, Anne-Marie Mouly and Sandrine Parrot


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8. Participation of Neurochemical Signaling in Adult Neurogenesis and Differentiation

By E.V. Pushchina, A.A. Varaksin and D.K. Obukhov


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9. Physiological Role of Amyloid Beta in Neural Cells: The Cellular Trophic Activity

By M. del C. Cárdenas-Aguayo, M. del C. Silva-Lucero, M. Cortes-Ortiz, B. Jiménez-Ramos, L. Gómez-Virgilio, G. Ramírez-Rodríguez, E. Vera- Arroyo, R. Fiorentino-Pérez, U. García, J. Luna-Muñoz and M.A. Meraz-Ríos


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10. Alzheimer Disease: The Role of Aβ in the Glutamatergic System

By Victoria Campos-Peña and Marco Antonio Meraz-Ríos


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11. Genetics of Alzheimer´S Disease

By Victoria Campos-Peña, Rocío Gómez and Marco Antonio Meraz Ríos


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12. Accumulation of Abnormally Processed Tau Protein in Neuronal Cells as a Biomarker for Dementia

By J. Luna-Muñoz, A. Martínez-Maldonado, V. Ibarra-Bracamontes, M. A. Ontiveros-Torres, I. Ferrer, B. Floran-Garduño, M. del C. Cárdenas- Aguayo, R. Mena and M.A. Meraz Ríos


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13. Energy-Dependent Mechanisms of Cholinergic Neurodegeneration

By Agnieszka Jankowska-Kulawy, Anna Ronowska and Andrzej Szutowicz


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